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The 2013 NWC-KNA War Game was conducted at the Naval War College in Newport, RI from 16-20 September, 2013. The game was the fifth in the series of annual war games that had been conceived during talks between the President of the Naval War College and Chief of the Kuznetsov Naval Academy in 2005. The war game series began in 2006, continued in 2007, but was interrupted until 2011, when the game series returned to the Newport, RI location. Following a successful 2011 restart of the war game series, the Kuznetsov Naval Academy hosted the 2012 game at its campus located in Saint Petersburg, Russia.